Daily Archives: June 20, 2018

Delta Air Lines Becomes Launch Operator of ATMOSPHÈRE Cabin with New Order for 20 Bombardier CRJ900

MONTRÉAL, June 20, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Bombardier Commercial Aircraft announced today that Delta Air Lines, Inc. of Atlanta, Georgia (Delta Air Lines) has signed a firm purchase agreement for 20 CRJ900 aircraft – becoming the launch operator of the new ATMOSPHÈRE cabin for CRJ Series regional jets.

Based on the list price for the CRJ900 aircraft, the firm order is valued at approximately US$961 million.BCA-20180620-CRJ_Entrance

“We are thrilled that Delta continues to select the CRJ Series as the airline looks into the future growth of its regional operations,” said Fred Cromer, president, Bombardier Commercial Aircraft. “Together with Delta, we have driven the development of regional aviation in the U.S., and we are looking forward to further enhancing regional air travel with the launch of the new ATMOSPHÈRE cabin with our long-standing and esteemed customer.”

The new CRJ900 aircraft with ATMOSPHÈRE cabin will fly under the Delta Connection brand in a comfortable two-class regional jet configuration with 70 seats.

Delta Air Lines will take delivery of the world’s first ATMOSPHÈRE cabin CRJ900 aircraft in late 2018.

Including the order form Delta Air Lines announced today, Bombardier has recorded firm orders for 1953 CRJ Series aircraft.

About the ATMOSPHÈRE Cabin
The new ATMOSPHÈRE cabin sets new standards of passenger experience in the regional jet market segment. Key features of the new interior are comprised of larger passenger living space, wheel-first roller bag capability, more spacious lavatory, increased cabin connectivity options, all integrated in a contemporary design and material choices. In fact, the ATMOSPHÈRE cabin design allows each passenger to carry and store an “oversized” roller bag within the aircraft cabin bins which minimizes the need to check bags at the counter or the gate. To learn more: DiscoverAtmosphere.com

About Bombardier
With over 69,500 employees across four business segments, Bombardier is a global leader in the transportation industry, creating innovative and game-changing planes and trains. Our products and services provide world-class transportation experiences that set new standards in passenger comfort, energy efficiency, reliability and safety.DDBC0094_Livery_CRJ900_Delta_V3B_ppt

Headquartered in Montreal, Canada, Bombardier has production and engineering sites in 28 countries across the segments of Transportation, Business Aircraft, Commercial Aircraft and Aerostructures and Engineering Services. Bombardier shares are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (BBD). In the fiscal year ended December 31, 2017, Bombardier posted revenues of $16.2 billion US. News and information are available at bombardier.com or follow us on Twitter @Bombardier

Notes to Editors
Images of CRJ900 in Delta’s livery, as well as pictures of the new ATMOSPHÈRE cabin are posted with this news release at www.bombardier.com.

The CRJ900 aircraft backgrounder is available in the BCA Media Hub

For information about Delta, visit: www.delta.com

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For Information

Nathalie Siphengphet
Bombardier Commercial Aircraft
+1 416-375-3030
nathalie.siphengphet@aero.bombardier.com
www.bombardier.com

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PAKISTAN PRESIDENT URGES INT’L COMMUNITY TO JOIN HANDS ON WATER CHALLENGES

DUSHANBE, Tajikistan, Pakistan’s President Mamnoon Hussain Wednesday highlighted the importance of water in human life and called upon the international community to join hands in striving to end poverty, provision of quality healthcare and sustainable development across the globe.

“I invite all nations of the world to put all racial, ethnic, geographic and political reservations aside and to work hand in hand for the collective good of humanity,” Associated Press of Pakistan reported him saying at the inaugural session of high level international conference on the International Decade for Action “Water for Sustainable Development” 2018-28 being held in the Tajikistan capital from June 20 to 21.

Besides President Emomali Rahmon of Tajikistan, the opening session was also addressed by President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow of Turkmenistan, Chief Executive of Afghanistan Abdullah Abdullah and other heads of delegations.

President Mamnoon said from food and energy security to human and environmental health, water was certainly at the core of sustainable development, nationally, regionally and globally.

Water resources and the range of services they provide, underpin poverty eradication, economic growth and environmental sustainability, he said adding effective and efficient management of water resources, therefore, was key for inclusive and sustainable growth.

It is critical for agriculture, energy and industrial sectors, which are the drivers of growth and economy, the President added.

He said water was central to improvements in social well-being and inclusive growth, affecting billions of people.

“It is this recognition that led to the adoption of International Decade for Action on Water by the General Assembly which promotes greater focus on the sustainable development and integrated management of water resources,” he added.

The President said that the World Economic Forum identified water crises as the third most impactful global risk in the 2016 and 2017 Global Risks Reports.

Water related challenges are spread across the globe and do not recognise geographic borders. Increased risks of flooding and droughts due to climatic and other impacts, extreme weather events and water-related disasters have aggravated the situation, posing existential questions, he added.

The President said comprehensive, concrete efforts based on clear plans need to be undertaken to address the situation.

This includes provision of corresponding financial resources and international cooperation, failing which the situation would become even more critical, undermine the sustainable development gains achieved overtime; retard economic growth and push people back to poverty, he added.

Melting glaciers and climatic and environmental changes have further complicated the situation.

The President, however, added that Pakistan was determined to address this challenge and had made steady progress in improving access to safe drinking water during the Millennium |Development Goal (MDG) period, while taking various measures towards inclusive growth through water security, value addition, research, modernisation and best practices of sustainable water management.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK